Isham is a little village in Northamptonshire in the UK, located about an hour by train from London. This was the place I was staying for a long weekend.
Some English traditions I wanted to try while there:
Drinking afternoon tea
After my arrival and some chatting, my friends wanted to take me for afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is when tea and biscuits are served. I got a whole description of what I could expect: scones with jam & cream, little sandwiches and of course tea! Sounded yummy 🙂 Unfortunately we didn`t find a place that served afternoon tea, as it was getting late already… But not to worry they showed me around town and we had a great time. On to the next typical English food then!
Fish and chips
Fish and chips are a classic English take-away food. The fish is deep fried in flour batter and eaten with chips. Fresh Cod is the most common fish, other types of fish used are haddock, huss,…
I thought this was an excellent meal, even though some people think I have fancy Belgian tastes 😉
The English countryside has something peacefully about it. Walking around the village was lovely and the houses were cute. Loved this English cottage:
And I even spotted a real English red phone box like in the movies!
After all of this, there was one more tradition,
having a drink at the local pub…
Yes, those Britains do know how to welcome you!
Read more about my trip: Arriving at St Pancras Intl Station with the Eurostar.